Creative Practise- Imagery

The $1 coin thats gold. Patterned textures on and around the corner-less item. Roughed up on a both sides the engraved patterns have meaning to a society of people. Holding a large value to children but a small expense to adults. Smells dirty and old with a metallic tinge.

It holds an ambiguity with more value to children than adults. Something so special when a child receives there first dough but to an adult they will most likely forgotten this moment and now mistreat the use of it.

Creative Practise- Subordinative Clause

Subordinative Clause-

Simple Sentences-
It was a bright cold day in April. The clocks struck thirteen. Winston Smith’s chin nuzzled into his breast. It was an effort to escape the vile wind. He slipped quickly through the doors of Victory Mansions. Winston was not quick enough as a breeze followed him in. Chasing the breeze a swirl of dust and grit entered.

April was bright and cold. Striking thirteen were the clocks. A chin seen nuzzled into their breast was Winston Smith before slipping quickly through the glass doors. Though it was an effort to escape the wind, gritty dust swirled into Victory Mansions.

Relative Clause

Relative Clause

Rubbish drifted through the empty streets. A rotten smell lingered in the air. I imagined all the people that once drove where I walked and stood beneath the buildings that towered above me. The sky was brightly lit above.


The man, who strolled down the middle of the road, quietly hummed to himself.

The sound of chatter filled the space of the classroom. The teacher who sat at the front of the room whistled for the students attention. Immediate silence shook the room to a halt. The tables that lined the room suddenly adopted a student and chair. Shining through the colourful windows the sun patterned the floor.

Noun Phrases Practise exercise:

The rivers water washed the rocks. Beneath the water a world of plants moved flexibly with the currents; entwining themselves in a chain of greenery. Roots arms wrapping themselves around the clean cut rocks.

Creative dystopia practise exercise:

The use of prepositions at each sentence starter:

Beyond this four door vehicle a dark outlook lays. Behind the wheel of the car a man sits awaiting; wanting the doors to open that hold a mystery. Past the guards whom stand between the mans eyes and the dark building, a holding bay of secrets are yet to be found. Around this time the man thought he could be inside, uncovering the darkness with his light. Through the guards skin, bullets pierce sharply and the sound of shattering glass is in unison timing. Entering the opening of the bridge, the man behind the wheel motions forward  to the doors.

Soliloquy Study Macbeth

She should have died hereafter;                                                                                                                                          There would have been a time for such a word.
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, -Time passes it means nothing
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools  -All the time leads to our death
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!  -Referring to the light of the candle of life, How a candle is alight for a brief time like life is brief
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player -life is only a short trivial piece of time
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage -life is meaning less
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Metaphor: “To the LAST SYLLABLE of recorded time” Comparing the unit of time to a unit of language, a syllable indicates that shakespeare is developing an idea that our lives are like a script.

Metaphor: “CREEPS in this petty pace..”  Presenting time as a creature that creeps brings a connotation that time is like a slow moving predator. Its a paranoid idea as if time is out to get Macbeth.

Repetition: “TOMORROW and TOMORROW…” both of rhythm and words emphasises the inexorability of time (fate).

Weak foot: “TIME;” This interruption to the iambic rhythm of Macbeth’s speech suggests he is faltering mentally and emotionally.

Spondee: “OUT, OUT..” This altered meter denotes an urgency in Macbeth’s thoughts.

Metaphor: “BRIEF CANDLE” comparing life to a candle flame emphasises its, transience, fragility, insignificance.

Metaphor: “POOR PLAYER”






Question: How does shakespeare use language to reinforce his ideas in Macbeth?

Idea: Brevity of life./ Meaningless


  • Metaphor,
  • breaking the iambic rhythm,
  • alliteration,
  • repetition

Include: Connect to question, Provide insight, Supply examples

Example of paragraph:

Shakespeare, in his tragedy Macbeth, is preoccupied with the relationship between humanity and the forces in life beyond our control. Macbeth who has just learned of his wife untimely death considers his life to be “like a walking shadow”. It is in his use of metaphor, and the interplay between symbols of light and dark, that Shakespeare communicates this idea of the nature of death. In his metaphor ” a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more” shakespeare is comparing our lives to that of an actor on stage, which is characterised as being full of effort and self-obsession, but ultimately transient and unimportant. This serves to underline Macbeth’s own sense of futility as all his plans and machinations have lead him here to the point where he is alone, facing almost certain defeat and losing the only person left alive who he loves.

My Paragraph:

Idea: ambition- the greed to have the power of royalty

Shakespeare pushes the idea of having a greed of power through the exploring figurative device or idea of ambition in Macbeth. Shakespeare first throughly shows this greed of ambition using Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth’s excitement and desire of the new found royalty cannot be disguised after reading the letter from Macbeth about the three sisters. Her hunger for getting what she wants is loud and clear, “That no compunctious visitings of nature, shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between the effect and it!” Lady Macbeth  loses her innocence as such because she is a Lady whom which shall not disobey god or the King of Scotland and must keep to her feminine ways. Greed is a powerful thing and when matched with ambition the two can persist to show a very evil side. Lady Macbeth is highly provoked when Macbeth looks too see if there is another way as he is scared to kill Duncan; for what can be seen as a women with no mercy Lady Macbeth has her sights set on the prize with Macbeth foreseeing the dirty work.  




Personal Response Requirements

A self-selected reading project, 6 independently selected texts including;

  • 2 extended texts (novel, autobiography…)
  • 2 other written texts (short stories, feature article)
  • 2 films (or other written texts)

Speak to me when selecting your text as they must be at least level 6 in the curriculum to qualify.

Once a text is read….

Write a journal entry in your blog;

  • Summarise, briefly the text: plot, characters, setting, genre
  • Identify any personal connections with the text, (situations/characters/ideas) explore how your thoughts have been challenged/reinforced/influenced by the text
  • Identify connections between the text and the world- contemporary or historical- and explain how your perception of these may have been influenced by the text.
  • Identify other texts that have similarities with this text and explore this comparison


What matters is that you show you have read the text in such depth that you’ve allowed your ideas to be influenced by it. And you must give evidence from the text when explaining this.